Piling on Irresponsibly Against Syria
Media scoundrels support Obama's rage for war.
by Stephen Lendman
When Washington and Israel plan war, even sources that know better pile on. Haaretz is no exception.
At times it reports responsibly. Other times it falls short. More on that below.
Founded in 1918, Haaretz is Israel's oldest broadsheet. Britain Mandate government sponsored it. In 1919, Zionist immigrants took control.
Initially it was called Hadashot Haaretz (News of the Land). Later it became Haaretz (The Land). In 1937, Salman Schocken bought the paper. In 1939, his son Gershom became editor-in-chief. He remained so until death in 1990.
Schocken family members maintained full ownership. In 2006, that changed. German publisher M. DeMont Schauberg acquired a 25% stake. Former Israeli German ambassador, Avi Primor, helped negotiate the deal.